Picture this: a cozy evening with the inviting aroma of butter and spices wafting through your kitchen, promising a meal that’s both comforting and delightfully flavorful. That’s the essence of this Famous Butter Chicken recipe—a simple yet sumptuous dish that transforms everyday ingredients into a feast for the senses. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting your culinary journey, this recipe is designed to impress with its ease and the rich, buttery goodness that makes each bite unforgettable.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, ready to take on the flavors we’re about to add
  • 2 eggs, beaten, to serve as the perfect glue for our crispy coating
  • 1 cup of Ritz crackers (or any butter crackers you love), crushed into fine crumbs that will bring a delightful crunch
  • ½ cup butter, cut into small pieces, because in this recipe, butter is more than just an ingredient; it’s a feature
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt, adding just the right touch of savory depth
  • Black pepper to taste, for that essential spicy kick that balances the dish


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees, setting the stage for what’s to come.
  2. Take a 9×13 pan and scatter a few pieces of the butter across its bottom. Slide it into the oven just until the butter melts, then carefully spread it around, ensuring every inch of the pan is slick with buttery goodness, leaving no spot untouched.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the crushed crackers with garlic salt and a dash of black pepper, creating a flavorful blend that will coat our chicken beautifully.
  4. In another bowl, have your beaten eggs ready. This will be the first dip for our chicken, ensuring the cracker mixture sticks perfectly.
  5. Now, take each chicken breast and dip it first in the egg, allowing it to catch a good coat. Then, lay it in the cracker mixture, turning and pressing gently to cover it completely in those seasoned crumbs.
  6. Arrange each coated chicken breast in the buttered pan. Dot the tops with the remaining pieces of butter, adding that extra layer of richness.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the chicken is no longer pink in the middle and the juices run clear, with the coating turning a beautiful golden brown.

This Famous Butter Chicken is more than just a meal; it’s a warm hug on a plate, promising comfort and a burst of flavors with every forkful. Serve it with your favorite sides, and watch as it becomes a new favorite in your home.

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